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Gristmill: Back to The Bridge

The Bridgehampton racetrack was brought back to life Saturday for a simulated racing competition watchable on YouTube.

Jun 18, 2020
Relay: Ever Present Past

How can I ever thank you? You have been there from the beginning, in the soaring chorus of “Good Day Sunshine” through the car’s tinny radio so many summers ago, and even now you are here, the infectious — in the best way — “Home Tonight.”

Jun 18, 2020
The Mast Head: Black Cowboys

In the 19th century, as many as a quarter of cowboys were black.

Jun 11, 2020
Point of View: We’re Here!

A real estate broker once told us that we didn’t want to live in “The Corridor,” but now, with all the beautifying work going on at practically every house in the neighborhood save ours, I feel blessed to be living within it.

Jun 11, 2020
Gristmill: Life Without Cable

I pulled the plug on cable television at precisely the wrong time — as two national crises descended upon us.

Jun 11, 2020
The Mast Head: Like 1968 Only Worse

The obvious enthusiasm of some American police officers for violence amid peaceful protests may be among the most indelible images to come out of the nationwide demonstrations that have followed the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Jun 4, 2020
Point of View: On Viruses

All about us there’s suffering, and yet this neighborhood in which we live in Springs is beautiful, in full bloom and serene. It doesn’t get any better than this — here, that is.

Jun 4, 2020
Gristmill: From a Minneapolis Rooftop

A report by Facebook from the George Floyd war zone.

Jun 4, 2020
The Mast-Head: Pandemic Pastime

Who would have thought when a pandemic hit the United States that instead of stocking up on guns, Americans went grocery shopping?

May 28, 2020
Point of View: Do I Wake?

Before the coronavirus became a round-the-clock night­mare, mine were confined to night­time.

May 28, 2020
Connections: A Blaze of Words

Memorial Day seems an appropriate time to bid farewell to a longtime pursuit — in this case, this: my weekly column, “Connections,” which has appeared in The East Hampton Star, come rain or come shine, come hell or come high water, since 1977.

May 21, 2020
The Mast-Head: Openings in Lockdown

Learn something new. Of all the thoughts I have heard or read on enduring the pandemic lockdown, this has been the best advice.

May 21, 2020